2/20 – Prezi and Who Am I

2/20

Quote Du Jour: “You have the capability, the possibility, and even the responsibility to be lights, because that’s who you really are.” -Maya Angelou

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Vocabulary Unit 2

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Aloof adj not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant Unfriendly, indifferent, remote, distant Affectionate, sociable The professor was often aloof with people who asked silly questions.
Befall v to happen to someone especially as if by fate, often unpleasant or bad Transpire, occur, develop, happen to, come upon Stop, ebb, dematerialize It’s sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
Condescending adj showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people Arrogant, disdainful, patronizing Humble, modest, deferential His comments were offensive and condescending to us.
Corollary noun a direct or natural consequence or result Result, effect, consequence Beginning, cause, foundation One corollary of the rise of television was a massive makeover of radio’s programming.
Differentiate v 1. recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different*   2. identify differences between (two or more things or people)   3. make (someone or something) appear different or distinct   4. make or become different in the process of growth or development Distinguish, characterize, contrast Confuse, associate, connect,

similar

Can you differentiate between the different species of fish in the aquarium?
Exhibit Verb

noun

show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill; to show, make visible or apparent Display, demonstrate, evince Hide, Conceal, belie, The dog exhibited no signs of aggression when the little boy pulled his tail.
Feign v pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury, put on an appearance Fake, counterfeit, affect Honest, truthful, real The woman feigned  a neck injury after her accident in order to get more insurance money.
Lethargic adj feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things; Sleepy, listless, torpid Energetic, vivacious, animated A big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy.
Paradox n an idea that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory Puzzle, enigma, ambiguity, contradiction Normality, solution, standard It is a paradox that computers need maintenance so often, since they are meant to save people time.
Proficient adj competent or skilled in doing or using something Accomplished, expert, adept Novice, inept, amatuer Anna is proficient in three languages because she speaks them all fluently
Pungent adj having a strong, sharp taste or smell, often painful Sharp, acrid, caustic Bland, tasteless, odorless The smell of cooking liver and onions is pungent.
Trivial adj of little value or importance Insignificant, paltry, inconsequential Vital, important, significant Compared to her problems, our problems seem trivial.

Vocab 2 Words F16 English II Unit 2 Vocabulary

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